WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, since 2012, hiding from the authorities in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, said he was ready Sunday, February 5, to leave the Embassy and surrender to British police, if the Commission decides that the detention is lawful Assange, The Guardian reports.
Assange is accused in his homeland in Sweden of sexual offences. Since 2012, Assange has not left the territory of the Embassy of Ecuador in London to avoid extradition to Sweden. Assange denies all the accusations against him, fears that Sweden will hand him over to the US, where also accused of publishing the many secret government and military documents, has become one of the largest leaks of classified information in U.S. history to Edward Snowden.
Investigative Commission of the UN is considering the statement by Assange that the years spent in the Embassy of Ecuador, must be deemed arbitrary and prolonged detention.
«If the UN will announce tomorrow that I lost his case against the UK and Sweden, at noon on Friday I will leave the Embassy of Ecuador and turn himself in to British police… However, if the UN recognizes the actions of these States are illegal, I demand the immediate return of his passport and the cessation of further attempts at my detention,» said Assange on 4 February.